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Our Fireplace Shop, based in North Cheam, has serviced the area of Cheam, North Cheam, Worcester Park, Epsom, Esher, Ewell, Kingston, New Malden, Surbiton, Tolworth and surrounding areas for many years. Having established a solid customer base in this area, with over 20 years of experience, we are a trusted and reputable company who can supply and install your new fireplace or renovate your existing one! See below for what we can do for you:

  • Wood Stove Installation

  • Multifuel Stove Installation

  • Gas Stove Installation

  • Electric Stove Installation

  • Electric Fireplace Installation

  • Gas Fireplace Installation

  • Fireplace Installation

  • Fireplace Surrounds

  • Stove Servicing

  • Gas Fire Servicing

  • Chimney Sweeps

  • Chimney Repairs

Come and visit our showroom today to discuss with our experts, or arrange a survey with our engineers, who will advise you on what is most suitable for your home and discuss your requirements with you. Whether it is a complete renovation, upgrade or restoration, we will be able to help you find your perfect Fireplace.

Whilst thinking about renovating your Fireplace, you may be wondering if you are able to install a TV above your Wood Stove, Multifuel Stove, Gas Stove, Electric Stove, Gas Fire or Electric Fire. Find out more on this below.


Typically, your Gas Fire, Wood or Multifuel Stove, or Electric Fire, will be installed into a chimney breast. Your chimney breast, as you are probably aware, is normally located in the centre of one of the walls in the room, i.e. your living room or dining room.  Your new fireplace will be a focal point in your living room or dining room, and it is only natural to what to combine that with the other focal point in the room, your TV.

You may also want a TV above your Fireplace to save space as you may not want a TV stand taking up a large portion of your living room or dining room.


It is completely safe to put a TV or other electrical appliance above an Electric Stove or Electric Fire, as these appliances do not produce a heat output as high as Gas Stoves, Gas Fires, Wood Stoves and Wood Fires would. Most advice you will receive regarding putting a TV or other electric appliance above your Wood Stove, Gas Stove, Gas Fire or Wood Fire. However, having a working Fireplace does not mean that you cannot have a TV or other electrical appliance above it, so long as it is adequately protected from the heat.

One way to achieve this is to ensure that there is enough distance between your TV and your Fireplace. The manufacturer of your Gas Fire or Wood Stove will state the relevant distance to combustibles, required to keep you and your family safe, and these should always be adhered to. If you are able to achieve this distance, then your TV may be safer from the heat.

Another way to achieve this is to recess your TV into the chimney breast, although this requires sufficient depth which is not always possible. The other option is to have a recess built in to your new faux chimney breast or media wall - media walls will be built out of materials which can withstand the heat of your chosen appliance, therefore your TV will be adequately protected.

The easiest way to protect your TV is to implement a barrier between your TV and the Gas Fire or Wood Stove. The reason for this is that your fire will get very hot and, although the TV may be placed quite high, and even if it is recessed, the best way to break up the heat is to have a non combustible material between your Fireplace and your TV. This is the option that our expert Gas Safe Engineers and HETAS Engineers will always recommend that you.


If you have a flat wall, external chimney stack or your chimney breast has been removed, you may be surprised to find out that we can still install an Electric, Gas or Wood Fire into your home. This may require us to build a faux chimney breast or a media wall to accommodate your new fireplace and, as this would be a bespoke build, you may wish for us to include a TV Recess above where the fireplace would sit. We can even build niches, shelves or cupboards on either side of the fireplace for you to store wood for your fire or ornaments for decoration.


There are, of course, down sides to having your TV or other electrical appliance installed above your new Wood Stove or Gas Fire.

  • The heat could damage your TV. This can be negated by having a Fireplace Surround around your Fire or Non-Combustible Beam above it. This works by breaking up the heat and acting as a barrier between your TV and your new Fireplace. Another solution might be to recess your TV into your chimney breast, if it is possible, or recess it into a faux chimney breast or media wall. You could also use a thermometer above your Fireplace to check the temperature and act if it is getting too hot.

  • It may invalidate the warranty of your TV. If your TV's manufacturer specifically warns against placing it too close to your fire, then you would likely be at fault should anything go wrong. It is always best to follow the manufacturer's instructions, as one might say it is okay but another may say that it is not. The same goes for Fireplace Appliance Manufacturer's, whose instructions will provide guidance as to how far you should place combustible items away from your new Fireplace.

  • It may mean that the TV is too high. As you want to ensure that you have the TV placed high enough away from the heat to protect it, this may mean that it is too high and therefore not in a position which is comfortable to watch for extended periods of time as it may cause neck strain due to having to tilt your head upwards. One solution to this might be to get an angled TV bracket, so that you can angle it down to prevent needing to strain your neck.

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